FORMER Zambia Correctional Service (ZCS) commissioner general Percy Chato says courts needs to consider non-custodial sentences for small offences in order to reduce congestion and prevent the spread of Covid-19 in correctional facilities. And Chato says there is need for COVID-19 measures to be enforced in correctional facilities in the same manner as it is done in society without any discrimination. In an interview, Sunday, Chato said the COVID-19 outbreak in correctional facilities was a source of concern due to the overcrowding of inmates. “Congestion has been a source of concern for quite some time and it is a hindrance as far as the provision of adequate health services is concerned. Now we have a disease whose emphasis is on…...

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